Community celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday at Windsor Road street party in King’s Lynn

Street party on Windsor Road in King's Lynn, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: Ian Bu

Street party on Windsor Road in King's Lynn, to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Picture: Ian Burt

A street party to rival most was held at Windsor Road in King's Lynn this afternoon.

The celebration was organised by a group of friends who got together to arrange festivities for the Golden Jubilee.

The venture began when Lynn resident Joanne Russell was overheard talking about the Silver Jubilee street party she enjoyed as a young girl and she thought children should experience something similar.

She said: 'I love the royal family. We live so close to Sandringham a lot of people have met the Queen. I just think a 90th birthday is an amazing achievement for anybody. I think it's really nice to see something where people get together and are celebrating.'

The 52-year-old said the landlady of the Live and Let Live pub on Windsor Road, Roz Woods, organised much of the party and was 'amazing'.

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'She does so much for the community and I think that's very rare now. Roz is really one of the key figures, she works really hard to keep those traditions alive.'

King's Lynn resident Edith Reeves added: 'The last time I went to a street party I was nine years old. It was in Russell Street in 1945 at the end of the Second World War. Here I am at 80 at another party.'

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King's Lynn Mayor David Whitby, who attended the celebration, said: 'It's nice to see the community having a get together, you don't see it so much these days. You lose touch with your neighbours and it's nice to see them get together.'

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